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Costa Vida Signs 14 Deals for New Locations

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill, a Utah-based fast-casual franchise focusing on redefining Mexican cuisine, is entering the remaining quarters of 2016 with impressive growth marks and new initiatives.

Cementing itself as a leader in the Mexican fast-casual sector, the franchise closed out the first half of...

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Host Fall Charity Cook-Off

Originating in Dallas in 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is celebrating its 75th anniversary on September 17 with an invitational barbecue showdown, Battle of the Pitmasters. The event is sanctioned by Lonestar Barbecue Society and will feature 20 competing teams consisting of first responders from all over the Dallas...

Pieology Opens Third Florida Pizzeria in Jacksonville

Pieology Pizzeria, which offers artisan-style custom pizzas for one price, has opened its third Florida location in Jacksonville. Pieology Jacksonville is owned and operated by franchise group Kingdom Pies, LLC, which owns the Pieology Pizzeria in Ponte Vedra, Florida, and plans to open an additional...

Chipotle Q2 Earnings Fall Short of the Mark

Chipotle just can’t seem to right the ship. Yesterday the fast-casual leader released its estimated Q2 earnings and the results fell below industry expert predictions.

According to The Wall Street Journal, chief financial officer Jack Hartung told investors that while most loyal customers have returned, they...

Chef Q&A: Adam Gertler

Adam Gertler may be the only würstmacher in the fast-casual industry—or even in all of restaurants, as far as he knows. But it’s not a job he takes lightly. The food TV personality and former star of “Food Network Star” and “Kid in a Candy...

Digging the Dogs

Why hot dogs and sausages aren’t as boring as you thought.

Let’s be frank. Hot dogs and sausages can be winners.

Although hamburgers and chicken get the lion’s share of attention as quick-service restaurant entrées, wieners also hold a respected place as a contributor to the growth...

Crane Conference Aims To Boost Commerce In Bedford

Crane Business Seminar

Photo: Kevin Hyland

Crane Business Seminar

Eager business people and economic development officials filled a conference room at Bedford’s Stonegate Arts and Education Center in hopes of finding more ways to capitalize on the area’s...

MasterPass Removes Digital Payment Barriers

TAGS: mobile payments, Mastercard, all-digital payment service, MasterPass, MasterCard Master Pass PURCHASE, NY -- Mastercard says it's the first network to deliver an omni-channel, all-digital payment service for consumers, issuers and merchants w...